Police in northern Monroe County, Pennsylvania were receiving phone calls from concerned citizens that had heard gunshots. When they arrived on the scene on Ventnor Drive in Poconos County they discovered Wayne Darmand had shot 3 times to scare off a black bear. Darmand had been working in his yard when he heard children screaming, he looked over the fence and saw a large bear by a toddler and a group of children. The bear had been in the area searching for food, and was attracted to what the toddler had; a handful of gummi bears.
Darmand ran and got his firearm and came to the rescue. It took 3 shots before the bear ran off into the woods. Darmand is not in trouble as he was protecting the children and didn't break any laws. Officials say that shooting at a bear in a populated area is not the best way to handle the situation though, yelling and making loud noises should usually work. From The Morning Call .